Social Contribution Activities
We are drawing on the practical knowledge and expertise that we have accumulated through our core business activities to contribute to society by offering" a bridge between theory and practice".
On site carrer education classes
We provide on site classes introducing active learning method including groupwork and experience learning, mainly for enhancing their knowledge and concern for finance and economy.
Training for teachers
We offer training and practical assistance for teachers in a graduate school of teacher education by school–sponsored research, based on the concept that providing support for teachers is inevitable for expanding financial education in school education.
Endowed Undergraduate and Graduate Courses on Corporate Finance
In fiscal 2004, Mizuho Securities began to endow undergraduate and graduate courses on corporate finance and related subjects at universities. Since then, we have been continuously providing endowed courses. Most lecturers are Mizuho Securities' own staff with abundant practical experience. The objective of this educational endowment program is to contribute to society by offering "a bridge between theory and practice".
Lectures and Courses Sponsored in Fiscal 2020
|Educational Institution||Course, Main Theme|
|Faculty of Economics, Keio University||Corporate Finance
Theory and Practice of Fintech a
|Faculty of Economics, Graduate School of Management, Kyoto University||Frontier of Corporate Finance
Financial and Capital Markets
Corporate Finance and Business Strategy
Corporate Finance and Capital Markets
|Faculty of Commerce and Management, Graduate School of Business Administration, Hitotsubashi University||Theory and Practice of Corporate Finance
Theory and Practice of M&A
Theory and Practice of Portfolio Management
Theory and Practice of Financial Risk Management
|Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Tokyo||Case Study (Capital Markets and Public Policy)|
|Kokugakuin University||Special Lecture on Business Management (Mizuho Securities)|
Joint Research and Publication
Mizuho Securities financially supports university education and research on corporate finance from a practical perspective. For example, we support university researchers to further study the subjects adopted by the endowed courses, or even conduct joint research with them. We also support publishing the research outputs to deliver them to wider community.
<Publications to Date>
- Corporate Finance :Cases of Japanese Corporations (Authored by Isagawa, Kawakita, and Sugiura; published by Nihon Keizai Publishing Company)
- Corporate Finance and Strategy (Authored by Isagawa, Kawakita, Sugiura and Satou; published by Nihon Keizai Publishing Company)
These publications are outputs of our joint research conducted at the Graduate School of Management, Kyoto University. It provides the readers with the cases of decision making at Japanese companies on corporate finance related issues. These real-life examples would make the corporate finance more approachable to the students and the young business professionals to study the subject for the first time.
- M&A for MBAs (Authored by Toshio Tamura; published by Yuhikaku)
This is the transcription of the endowed course on “M&A: Theory and Practice”, provided as an MBA Program of Graduate School of Business Administration, Hitotsubashi University. This book connects the theory of M&A and practices systematically and the readers would know why M&A is called as the comprehensive art of corporate finance.
- Perspectives on Financial and Capital Markets (Authored and supervised by Kazuhito Ikeo and Hiroto Koda; published by Nihon Keizai Publishing Company)
This book is published as an output of "Corporate Finance Theory", the endowed undergraduate course at Keio University. It is a unique consolidation of theory and practice; the first half (Chapter 1–3) provides macro–economic perspectives from the academia, and the latter half (Chapter 4–7) provides practical perspectives from the businesses, reflecting each author’s specialty.
This is the on-line glossary on financial terms developed as an output of collaboration with Graduate School of Business Administration, Hitotsubashi University. It provides the definitions and meanings of various technical terms on finance, helping those who are interested in finance to learn and study by themselves.
Sponsorship and Support for Symposiums
Using a network founded on the endowment program, Mizuho Securities also jointly sponsors or supports symposiums held by universities, with a goal of providing the solutions to various socio-economic issues. Collaboration between academia and industry would enable us to adopt timely agendas for these symposiums, and to discuss issues from wider perspectives, leading to the solutions with the deeper understanding of the problems.
<Symposiums Jointly Sponsored and Supported>
- Graduate School of Business Administration, Hitotsubashi University
“Asian Financial and Capital Markets in a New Global Financial Regime” (February 2011)
“Reconstruction of the Global Financial System after Global Financial and Fiscal Crisis” (February 2013)
“Structural Changes in Corporate Governance and the Future of Japanese Companies” (March 2015)
“Central Banking & Monetary Policy: The Global Economy & Japan” (May 2017)
- Graduate School of Management, Kyoto University
“Could Health Care Become a Growth Industry?” (July and September 2010)
“Revitalization of the Japanese Economy and Transformation of Corporate Strategies” (September 2011)
“Abenomics and Implications to Japanese Companies” (May 2014)
“Development of a Productive Relationship between Companies and Retail Investors for Increasing Retail Investors and Vitalization of Capital Markets” (October 2015)
“Digital Society and Hospitality” (February 2019)
“Responses to Changes in Economic and Social Structure in Transition to Digital Society in the 2020s” (February 2020)
- Graduate School of Public Policy, The University of Tokyo
“Corporate Governance and the Japanese Economy” (September 2010)
“Market-Based Finance and Financial System” (September 2012)
“Sale of Financial Instruments and Fiduciary Duty” (September 2016)
“Future Prospects for the Financial and Legal System” (September 2018)